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| On Jul 13, 2021 9:44 PM IST

Saud Shakeel Age, Career, Batting Style, Stats, Virat Kohli, Instagram


Saud Shakeel is a Pakistani professional cricketer. His dream came true when he earned his first ODI cap versus England on 8 July 2021. “This would be a memorable day in my life. So, I want to enjoy it. It’s a great feeling and you can’t describe it in words. I am excited, and a bit nervous as well but I also have that self-confidence” Shakeel said. He had an ordinary first outing but grabbed attention with a gutsy half-century under pressure in the second game.

Shakeel is very hard-working and committed. He has been in terrific form in Pakistan’s domestic circuit. He was shortlisted as one of the Domestic Cricketers of the Year for the 2020 PCB Awards in December 2020. Michael Hussey and Saeed Anwar are his favorite cricketers.

Saud Shakeel with captain Babar Azam


Shakeel is 25-years-old. He was born on 5 September 1995 in Karachi, Pakistan.

Saud Shakeel Career

  • Shakeel made his first-class debut in October 2015.
  • Leading run-scorer for Pakistan Television in 2017-18 as well as in 2018-19 Quaid-e-Azam Trophy.
  • He was named in Pakistan’s team for the 2018 ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup in December 2018.
  • Represented Sindh for the 2019–20 Quaid-e-Azam Trophy tournament.
  • Named as the captain of Pakistan’s squad for the 2019 ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup in Bangladesh in November 2019.
  • In the PSL, he has represented the Quetta Gladiators.

Batting Style

Shakeel is a resolute left-hand middle-order batsman. He bats with elegance and is particularly good through the offside. He can bowl some spin too.

Saud Shakeel Stats

Shakeel is just 2 ODIs old and is yet to arrive in the Test arena. He has a good record and boasts a healthy average in the domestic league.

Format Matches Runs Avg SR HS
1st class 46 3220 48.78 52.30 174
List A 69 2408 45.43 99.0 156

Last updated on 13 July 2021

Saud Shakeel Virat Kohli

During the second ODI versus England in the ongoing series, the southpaw was trending on Twitter for reasons little to do with his cricketing talent. With his bearded looks and similar face shape, Shakeel bears a resemblance to Virat Kohli. The Twitterati had a lot of fun and shared images from the game, calling him a doppelganger of the Indian skipper.



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